Hoya sp. Molukken

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The name seems to me very Swedish, although it was sold under this name from Bystrup Planter in Denmark as well as from Paul Shirley in Holland. The name of the islands in English is Maluku Islands or the Moluccas. They are however called Maluku Utera locally, so to me Hoya sp. Maluku would be more appropriate. I recieved my specimen without collection number so I don't know from where it came originally.

Hoya sp. Molukken reminds me a lot of Hoya sp. aff. halophila, however the leaves as well as the general structure of the plant is more rigid. It would probably do just fine growing on a trellis, although I keep mine in a hanging basket.

 Variations in Hoya
Light, but no sunlight

Likes light but should not be exposed to sunlight. A protected window facing west is good.

Slightly moist

Tolerates some drought but should not be allowed to run completely dry.

Intermediate

Intermediate species. Tolerates short exposure to temperatures no less than 10°C. Best grown in a regular room temperature of 20-25°C.

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Origin: Indonesia (Moluccas)

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